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Topic: Research on "Twice as big"
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Jonathan Crabtree

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Re: Research on "Twice as big"
Posted: Jan 31, 2011 3:28 AM
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Hello,

Thank you for your intererst everyone and your follow-up Jonathan.

I have started a quant study to look into possible correlation between hemispheric brain dominance and math procesing styles.

It may be that right brain dominant thinking styles are associated with better visual pattern processing while left brain dominant people may perform better at algebraic manipulation.

The naïve research process I am using suits my naïve style of math.

Do a multiple choice quiz to determine dominant thinking style.

Draw a square. Draw a square twics as big.

The results look like you'd expect.

The left brain dominant people end up with a second square four times as big as the first!

The right brain people far much better, while usually going a bit too big, are blatantly much closer!

The hypothesis I've been working on for 27 is based around building a bridge from geometry to arithmetic.

So far so good even if this is mega simplistic for now!

I'll let you know the results once the data sample exceeds 100.

Jonathan



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